Inspired by her Grandmother’s Willow Pattern collection, Rhian Malin continues the long historic tradition of hand-painting porcelain with cobalt-blue decoration.
Taking a mathematical approach to applying her intricate designs, each delicate wheel-thrown vessel is painstakingly divided up and mapped out by eye to highlight their tapering forms, resulting in a contemporary take on the much loved, and often nostalgic, combination of blue and white.
Rhian Graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2014 with a degree in BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design and now works from her studio on the Alscot Estate in Atherstone-on-Stour, Warwickshire.
Having previously won support from the Crafts Council UK through their prestigious Hothouse Programme in 2016, she has since gone on to be awarded: Highly Commended Newcomer Award at Ceramic Art London (2018), 'Best Ceramics' at the Contemporary Craft Festival (2017), 'Best New Business' at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival (2017) & Winner of Bils & Rye Emerging Potters Exhibition (2016).
In 2019 she travelled to Taipei, Taiwan for a one month ceramics Residency.